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Long Range Premier League Goals - Stats Out Of Context: Ep4

“Go on son, have a pop from there!” It’s easy to look like a football mastermind to your friends when you correctly call for a player to attempt an outrageous effort, especially when it results in one of the long range Premier League goals we have seen over the years.

But who has scored the most? Which team finds the back of the net more often from distance? And what on earth happened back in the old days before crossbars? Join Duncan Alexander and Graham Bell as they look deeper into the history of long range Premier League goals, relieving some of those great moments from football past as well as musing about why we maybe don’t see as many these days.

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